In May I purchased the book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. By the time I was halfway through the book, I had to have a garden (Damn you Kingsolver!). This book reminded me so much of my grandfather, it was unbelievable. Like Kingsolver, he grew his garden as a hobby, food and profit. His wife (my grammy Chalifoux), was a "city slicker" that adapted very well to farm life from what I understand. My husbands' grandmother (Millie) also had her own garden, hers, like ours was in the city. Both my husband and I have fond memories of picking vegetables straight out of the garden and eating them like candy. (His favorite was green beans, and mine was peas.)
So, here we are. We have decided to take on the challenge of gardening in the suburbs. This year however, no green beans, no peas. Yet.
-Victory Garden: http://www.revivevictorygarden.org/
-Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/